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It's a Mad Men World

The AMC series, Mad Men, returns for its 5th season tomorrow, after 17 long months. Books inspired by the show include:


Mad Men Unbuttoned: A Romp Through 1960s America by Natasha Vargas-Cooper. A journalist and fan of television's Mad Men analyzes and discusses the context and social history of cultural artifacts featured in the show that capture the historical themes of the mid-century, including ads, paintings, politics and social mores.


The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook by Judy Gelman. Presents a collection of recipes for food and drinks shown on episodes of "Mad Men," providing a synopsis of the episode that the dish was in, historical and cultural context for the food and drink featured in the show, and tips on throwing a successful 1960s cocktail party.


The Fashion File Janie Bryant. The Emmy-Award winning costume designer for Mad Men offers readers a peek into the dressing room of the hit show, revealing the design process behind the various characters' looks and showing every woman how to find her own leading lady style--whether it's vintage, modern or bohemian.

New York Public Library's Billy Parrott is keeping a list of the books mentioned on the show. Broken down by season and episode, it's fun to peruse and sure to spark reading inspiration.

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